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    Government & Public Administration
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Criminal Investigator

Miami, FL

$111,573 - $145,048 a year

3 days ago

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Border Patrol Agent

United States

30+ days ago

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Help Desk Analyst Tier II / ACE Support in Herndon, VA
on August 18, 2015
Productive and fun
We help about 75000 trade companies world wide, it's always satisfying to assist our clients with their issue. It's a fun place to work, co-workers are always helpful.
Budget Analyst in Washington, DC
on October 1, 2020
Law enforcement culture that hops between crises. Huge organization so mileage may vary.
It's fairly large and tends to manage by crisis. Usually when one problem is solved, another one becomes the focus even if it's not necessarily a problem. There's a tendency to reward expediency over process and people who can do things efficiently tend to not get reprimanded for poor or bullying behavior.That said, it's a large organization and your experience will wildly vary depending on if you work in DC or outside of the DMV area, who your boss is, and your organization within CBP. Some places are great and filled with opportunities, others are churn and burn.
Customs and Border Protection Officer in San Diego, CA
on September 1, 2020
You are a number in a spreadsheet
If you take this job you will be a number in a spreadsheet to management, and unless you make friends in management will be stuck with the "subpar" tasks and assignments. The training you receive is inadequate to cover the wide range of circumstances encountered in the job, and a large portions of it is not applicable depending on if you are assigned to a land border or airport. There is also frequent hyping up of the job being a $100,000 a year job, but what is always left out of that is the amount of overtime you would have to work to achieve that. There is frequent unexpected overtime, which can often be double shifts with as little as an hour notice. Especially towards the end of the fiscal year, where management will start forcing all employees to do back to back overtime to pad out the overtime budget for the upcoming year. You will have no life outside of work, so if you end up taking this job, make sure to go into it with an exit strategy in mind.
Border Patrol Watch Commander in Indio, CA
on May 28, 2020
This job is certainly exciting and full of surprises. Never a dull moment working as a Border Patrol Agent. There is bond that is formed by the agents who protect and care for each other. There are many environments to work in and locations.
Border Patrol Trainee - Trainee Full Time in Del Rio, TX
on April 25, 2020
In my opinion, working as a federal agent gave me purpose. It helped build my integrity, and ethic in the workplace. I learned important topics about immigration law.
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